June 17, 2009 Subject:
Never heard, but like now!
Thanx jkbyram. A nice find here on the archive. Good recording. I am playing Tracks 4-6 on my radio show this week. Peace
June 8, 2007 Subject:
Sometimes called (although it seems the origins are Senegalese) malian Blues, or Niger River Blues. The most well known embassador for this music was (died last year or the year before) Mr Ali Farka Toure from Mali. He claimed the music to be originating from his land, and the transformation was to play it on the guitar.
He recorded many sessions, including one or two LPs with Mr Ry Cooder (one at least called "talking Timbuktu").
This wonderful Afrissipi live (especially its second half) is a remarkable tribute to this Master of sounds.
October 19, 2006 Subject:
What a kick in the pants! Kind of Ben Harper meets Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Really enjoy track 4, whatever the name is, hope to find a set list soon.
Reviewer:Mycroft Trout -
October 18, 2006 Subject:
Blues - World Fusion?
I honestly don't know what you'd call it. But, I've listened to this one several times since the name caught my eye, and I really like it no matter what label you hang on it. From what I gather from the band's website, the lead singer (and I think guitar player) is from Senegal jamming with some of Missisippi's finest. Some audience chatter, which should probably lower the rating by a half-star, but since half-stars aren't an option, I'm rounding up because I like this show.